About David Ormerod

David is a Go enthusiast who’s played the game for more than a decade. He likes learning, teaching, playing and writing about the game Go. He's taught thousands of people to play Go, both online and in person at schools, public Go demonstrations and Go clubs. David is a 5 dan amateur Go player who competed in the World Amateur Go Championships prior to starting Go Game Guru. He's also the editor of Go Game Guru.

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Is this terrible move a tesuji?

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It’s a blunder… it’s a tesuji… it’s supercrass! Coming soon to a Go board near you. In this lesson, we talk about how to preserve your aji, how to discover vital points and engineer double threats, and we investigate some common patterns of play which you can use in your own games…

RIP Chris Greene – Founder of Hinoki Press

Hinoki Press founder Chris Greene passed away last Friday. Greene, who had cancer, died at home in Libertyville, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Vicky, and his daughters, Melissa and Elizabeth…

Changes to Go Game Guru in 2015

Kuro the ninja is also hard at work.

Over the last four years Go Game Guru has evolved a lot. From today, Younggil will be publishing his own articles without any help from me – the first of which will be published shortly. Jing will also start publishing her news articles without me proofreading them…

Join the American Go Association and get two months of Baduk TV English for free

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Want to try Baduk TV English for free? From now until the end of January (2015), you can get two months of free access to Baduk TV English (valued at $40) when you join the American Go Association…

Murakawa Daisuke takes Oza title in surpise victory over Iyama Yuta

The Oza is Murakawa Daisuke 8 dan's first major title.

The final game of the 62nd Oza title match was played on December 16, 2014, in Japan. Murakawa Daisuke defeated Iyama Yuta with a 3-2 score, to become the new Oza title holder. The Oza is Murakawa’s first major title…

So Go Game Guru is in Canada now, eh?

Go Game Guru is now in Canada too!

Today I can finally announce that Go Game Guru has come to Canada! Our new warehouse near Toronto will provide cheaper and faster local shipping options to Canadians. This builds upon our existing services in the US, UK, Australia and Asia…

Weekly Go problems: Week 129

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It’s easy to think that this shape is already alive, but look more closely. Intermediate Go problem: You need to seek out the best possible moves instead of just accepting life. Hard Go problem: This sort of shape can be confusing in real games…

RIP Go Seigen

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Go Seigen passed away in hospital, in Japan, on Sunday November 30, 2014. He was 100 years old. Many people regard Go Seigen to be the greatest Go player ever. Rest in peace, Go Seigen.

Weekly Go problems: Week 128

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: This week’s problems are all about shortage of liberties. Intermediate Go problem: Capturing White requires a delicate move order. Hard Go problem: Sometimes I feel guilty because I don’t care whether my stones live or die…

Weekly Go problems: Week 127

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: The best moves are usually those that combine attack and defense. Intermediate Go problem: This shape is the result of a joseki. A lot of players don’t realize that Black can still live in the corner. Hard Go problem: If you allow White to maximize her eyespace, she’ll live easily.